Sunday November 23rd, 2014
Sunday November 23rd, 2014
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Jim Ovia’s wife initiates talent-hunt show

  /   in Feminista 12:23 am   /   Comments

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STAR Rising Initiative led by Mrs Ovia, wife of former Zenith Bank chief executive, Jim Ovia, is set to launch the maiden edition of its talent-hunt show in Lagos. The audition and selection of qualified candidates is scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

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Even the poorest have enjoyed plenty of food this year—Coordinator, Goodluck Initiatives ‘15

  /   in Feminista 10:22 am   /   Comments

Bilikisu Ohiani-David

Last week, to the dismay and pleasure of many, President Goodluck Jonathan finally declared his ambition to run for re-election in 2015. Mixed feelings have no doubt trailed his performance as president since his election in 2007. In this interview, Hajia Bilikisu Ohiani-David, National Coordinator, Goodluck Initiatives ’15 (Gio 15), fields questions on why Jonathan deserves a second term, citing instances of his work in the lives of women and youths. It would be recalled that Gio was one of the few groups that campaigned for Jonathan’s election in 2007.

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First Lady, NCWD, others tackle challenges facing women & girls

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*Patience Jonathan

First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan, National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) and Friends Africa collaborated, penultimate week, with a view to addressing identified challenges facing women and girl child in Nigeria.

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Rotary deepens fight against polio in Nigeria

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Nigeria risks cascading to square one in the fight against poliomyelitis if the remaining one to two percent prevalence in the country is not tackled urgently, Chairman World Polio Day Committee, Rotarian Yemi Osilaja, has said.

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Odumakin, others make case for women empowerment in politics

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Stakeholders have called for greater empowerment of women in the country as a means of ensuring their greater participation in the nation’s body politics.

This was the consensus of views on Monday at a one-day leadership capacity building workshop for women leaders in political parties from Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States held in Lagos organized by a civil society, Women Arise for Change.

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Contemporary artists move beyond photojournalistic gaze

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The Lagos Photo Foundation holds its fifth edition of the annual Lagos Photo Festival in Lagos, Nigeria. It is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. In a month long program, events include exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions, screenings, and large scale outdoor installations in congested public spaces in Lagos. Lagos Photo aims to provide a platform for the development and education of contemporary photography in Africa by establishing mentorship and cross-cultural collaborations with local and international artists. Lagos Photo presents photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the promotion of social program, and the reclaiming of public spaces. Lagos Photo 2014 features forty photographers spanning across twenty-one countries.

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Oritsejafor not as close to Jonathan as many people think – Helen, wife

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Orits

Another Jubilee Word Festival is around the corner. What shape will this year’s event look like?

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I’m not too lousy with men— Doyin Ogunbiyi, three-time Ogun Commissioner

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Doyin Ogunbiyi

Three-time Commissioner for Women Affairs in Ogun State, Doyin Ogunbiyi is the first and current Chairman of the state’s Technical and Vocational Board. In this interview, Doyin who is proudly of Egba origin talks about her broken marriage, life as a politician and her helpless dislike for fame which she says has been synonymous with her life ever since her days at the Nigerian Television Authority.

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FG Launches National Policy on Ageing

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In effort to provide a sustainable national framework for the care of older persons in the country, federal government has announced that it will soon launch a National Policy on Ageing in the country. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina announced this on Tuesday at the opening of a 2-Day National Summit on Ageing and Older Persons, organized by her ministry in collaboration with Dave Omokaro Foundation and other stakeholders, to mark this year’s International Day of Older Persons in Abuja.

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VSO, WARDC mobilise youths for good governance in Ikorodu

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*Fashion Entrepreneur, Mai Atafo, addressing UNILAG students during the "Take A Girl Child to Work" initiative organised by South African High Commission in partnership with MultiChoice Nigeria held at MultiChoice Head Office in Lagos.

As a way of promoting youth participation in governance, an international organisation, Volunteer Service Overseas, VSO, is partnering the Women Advocates Documentation Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC, on a three-month International Citizens Service (ICS) programme in Ikorodu, Lagos.

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14th Miss Niger Delta Pageant begins December

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All is now set for the 14th edition of the Miss Niger Delta Beauty Pageant show titled, “One Voice for Peace, Empowerment and Transformation”, expected to take place in Bayelsa State in December amid pomp and fanfare.

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Women are key to poverty eradication in Nigeria — Onari Duke

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Onari Duke, the former first lady of Cross River state, is a legal practitioner, an entrepreneur, a certified mediation/dispute resolution consultant and philanthropist. She is the managing partner of the law firm of Duke&Bobmanuel and serves as the executive Chairman of Allied Merchants & Brokers limited, a merchandising and brokerage firm.

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I sold my gold to organise free health programme—Zeenat Kalejaiye

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Zainat-Kalejaye

Alhaja Zeenat Abiola Kalejaiye is an exceptional woman. A sincere pursuer of societal development, the devout Muslim would stop at nothing to ensure anyone that comes her way smiles for life. This trait has trailed her from childhood and doesn’t seem to let go soon. An Islamic lecturer, missioner and businesswoman of repute, Zeenab who is Founder, Al-Ghityath Lil-Muslimat Foundation and Executive Director, Zeekay Vocational Training Centre, ZEVOTRAC, had a chat with Feminista in her Ikorodu office in Lagos where she is saving hundreds of lives from lack.

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Foundation trains 100 people in skills acquisition

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AT least 100 beneficiaries last week went to their various homes with a big smile on their faces after graduating from the first Hon Adewale Olola Benson Foundation Free Skills Acquisition Training programme.

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NAS donates items to support street children

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NAtional Association of Seadogs, also known as Pyrates Confraternity, has reiterated its resolve to working tirelessly and passionately towards the cause of making life meaningful to street children in Nigeria.

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Former street boy recounts experience

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Akintunde Ayeni one of the people rescued from the street, narrated how he lived on the streets for over 20 years after he left home, saying, “There is nothing on the street.”

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As a beauty queen, I love fashionable things

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Stephanie Chijioke-Wabara, is a graduate of Business Management, Middlesex University, in the Emirates.This beauty queen, wife,actress and Business woman is a native of Imo state.

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Gender equality in education has been subjected to much debate —- Adaobi

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Adaobi-Alex-Oni

Adaobi Alex-Oni has a personality that is predisposed to challenges, creativity. She likes to intellectually stimulate and engage brilliant people from all spheres of life. She is a grass root motivator and the convener and initiator of the ROWEAD and WOW-I initiative

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Fashola tasks women to champion campaign for state police

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First Lady of Lagos State and Chairman, Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola (3rd left) with the awardees: Iya Oge of Lagos, Chief Opral Benson (3rd right); Iyalode of Lagos, Hajia Bintu Tinubu (2nd right); Mrs. Wonu Folami (2nd left); Mrs. Feyintola Muri-Okunola (left) and former Special Adviser on Central Business District, Mrs. Derin Disu (right) during the opening ceremony of the 2014 National Women Conference with the theme, “Embracing and Managing Change”, organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) in Lagos.

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, SAN, has called on Nigerian women to campaign vigorously for the establishment of a state Police in the country as a means of ensuring their protection and that of their children against abuse saying women issues in crime management had been subordinated by the challenges of insecurity in the country in recent times.

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Remembering Joan Rivers in Words and Comedy

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Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers was an old timer who was totally unknown to anyone under 30. She ruled the screens alongside other greats like Joans Collins and Elizabeth Taylor; but she refused to be confined to the past.

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Using women and girls as spoils of war

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Every once in a while we hear cases of different levels of violence against women and girls in the society, and one wonders why such ugly incidences could not be barred in the country, even in the midst of several nice and open opportunities.

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Nigerian women should know their rights – Gloria Egbuji

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Gloria Egbuji

Gloria Egbuji, legal prac titioner and activist has been involved in social works and researches for over a decade. She is currently the executive director of Crime victim’s foundation, with focus on support for victims of crime and abuse of power. Her interaction with victims of crime, practitioners around the globe, law enforcement officials, sociologists and criminologist has added to her vast experience.

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Is polygamy really bad?

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Reluctantly, I wangled through the evening traffic to Bisola’s house. Her younger sister as well as her favourite neighbour were already there, trying to console her. Immediately I walked into her room, Bisola began a fresh round of loud wailing, telling me how her life has been ruined. How all her sweat and suffering in her 22 years of marriage had come to naught. How her husband has exposed her to the hands of her enemies. How she will become the butt of jokes and ridicule among family, friends and even the neighbours. What will she tell the church members? What has happened? I eventually shouted when I couldn’t stand the suspense any longer. Akin has married another woman, she announced. I breathed a loud sigh of relief. Is that all?

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Organic vs Inorganic

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Akinwumi Adesina

Finally, the global reality that is Genetic Modification of food has hit us. The blue-eyed-boy of the Jonathan administration, Agriculture Minister, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has vehemently denied his formally introducing genetically modified foods into the Nigerian market, but he has been accused of being economical with the facts.

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7 reasons to eat better

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Year after year, you make that resolution to lose your gut, amassed by years and years of sitting at a desk, having a baby or drinking too much booze. And you still don’t.

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‘MEMENTO MORI!’

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Roman triumph, a civil ceremony and religious rite of ancient Rome was specifically created to extol and publicly celebrate the military achievement of an army commander who had successfully completed a foreign war.

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Facts to know about Ebola

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Ebola-virus

EBOLA hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by one of five different Ebola viruses, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976.

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Lagos approves paternity leave: Will dads begin to stay home?

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As a final stamp of the State’s reputation as the most gender-compliant state of the federation, the Lagos State Executive Council has approved a new policy that will allow new fathers to take a ten day “Paternity Leave”. As a way to encourage good parenting among its workforce, the state also extended the maternity leave

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Obama inauguration vocalist, Alicia Miles Olatuja, for Lagos Jazz Series

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Alicia Miles Olatuja, (who is) best known for her performance at U.S President Barrack Obama’s inauguration in 2013, is billed to perform at an intimate event on the 1st and 2nd of August, 2014 in Lagos next month , courtesy the Lagos Jazz Series in their tradition of offering entertainment in Nigeria.

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We can never go wrong with agriculture — Hajiya Marie Dugbe

  /   in Feminista, Woman 12:05 am   /   Comments

Nigerian-Sierra Leonean Marie Hassan-Dugbe is a US-trained nurse who has just relocated to Africa after decades of professional practice in the US. Marie says she is in Africa to pursue her dream of bringing solace to women who, according to her, are faced with too many challenges. Dugbe was in Nigeria months back where she met the founder of Uplifting Women through Farming, UWTF, Afoma Adigwe.

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Is curbing sexual perversion achievable?

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Breast-Sucking

A couple of years ago, at a friend’s house in Surulere area of Lagos, a ritual took place every weekend in one of the apartments.

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I want to see women advance in my lifetime —Bello-Jaiyesimi

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Bukola Bello-Jaiyesimi studied Cultural Diversity Awareness in Scotland and this broadened her horizon about the world. The Pan-Africanist and multiple award recipient is a die-hard advocate for the inclusion of women in nation building and mentoring of the younger generation. Bukky, as she is fondly called, is the Founder of Women in Nation Building-WINB and Group Executive Director, DW Realtors, an international real estate development company. Enjoy our chat with her!

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